Arsenal, Man City, Real Madrid poised for blood this weekend!

Ronaldo produced yet another man-of-the-match performance on Wednesday night as Madrid beat Celta Vigo 4-1 to move to within one point of clinching the La Liga title for the first time in five seasons.

"This squad deserves to take the title in LaLiga, but we will head there and will be gracious because we are aware that it will be tough".

Once again Ronaldo made the difference as he blasted into the top corner after just 10 minutes and then added a second with a composed finish early in the second half.

Los Blancos had waited for three months to play against Celta Vigo after a storm had torn through the Celta stadium. Amidst all this chaos, Karim Benzema tapped in from a Marcelo pass. Ronaldo inexplicably missed an open goal from a yard, it didn't matter though, as Toni Kroos scored his second in as many games. Malaga have a tremendous home record of late, but that might not be enough to prevent a near-to-full strength Real side pushing on to claim the La Liga crown in emphatic fashion.

Since breaking through onto the scene, the England forward has scored an impressive 92 goals in 163 appearances for Spurs. That deal included €3m in variables, €1m for each league title won by Madrid in the player's first five seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu, and the first of those payments could be triggered this weekend.

Having soaked up that pressure, a deadly Real counter-attack doubled their advantage just three minutes into the second period.

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Real Madrid went into the final day one point ahead of Barcelona (a win was worth two points those days) and travelled to Tenerife, who were managed by Madrid old boy Jorge Valdano - a fact that led many fans to believe the title was all but secure for Los Blancos.

"Now we know what we have to do and we have to recover well, because the players have given a lot in the last two games", Zidane said in the Spanish press on Thursday. We have a very good system, blending young players with experienced ones. After their disappointing performances against Juventus in the Champions League quarterfinals, Barcelona must now have some moments of self reflection.

Everything you need to know ahead of the Catalans' La Liga clash at Camp Nou on Sunday.

The Frenchman went with the same side that withstood an Atletico Madrid revival to get to the Champions League final a week ago.

The Portuguese said of his achievement: "I've had a very good season this year".

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